Penford Food Ingredients and CP Kelco have entered into an agreement covering the sale of Genu Plus Carrageenan.

Under the agreement, Penford gains exclusive rights to sell CP Kelco's speciality line of Carrageenan to the meat, poultry and seafood industry in the US.

"By combining Penford's application knowledge and technical sales support with CP Kelco's technology and supply capabilities, we are creating a strong market partnership," said Jane Schulenburg, market manager Americas.

The addition of Genu Plus to Penford's line of starches will broaden Penford's offering of natural and speciality ingredients for protein applications, the company said.